Saturday, July 23, 2016

The First Communion Story


On the green field spotted with red poppy seed flowers the three children looked like flowers themselves. In her red dress which looked like the petals of a poppy seed flower Katka was like one of them, running and dancing in the wind. Maria, in her pink princess dress resembled a fresh opened rose.  Lukas, the bigger brother in white shirt and tie, was behaving like a real gentleman.  He had just had his First Communion and now he was playing with his little sisters in front of the church. The sound of the bells filled the air and the hills surrounding the small village where they were living. The little church in the middle of the green field full of flowers had whitewashed walls and an orange brick roof. The church and the garden in front of it were surrounded by lime trees in flower and the air was filled with their sweet smell. In the valley the small village was laying out like ginger bread houses in a cake shop before Christmas.
Lukas was looking at his sisters’ play with a very mature and almost serious face.  The girls were running along the trees and the tables covered with white cloths. The parishioners were preparing for a picnic. Tables were piled with food and red wine. In the warm summer sun, the golden haired Lukas felt like the king of the world. He was dressed in his brand new costume with a white shirt and a blue tie. The first communion in the church was amazing. More than that, he could boast now to his little sisters, that he was the first one to have communion.  He felt grown-up and mature and responsible.
“Girls, please come here” he shouted to his sisters.
The little girls run to him quickly. All three of them gathered near a lime tree and started taking advice.
“I have an idea, let’s do something special for the picnic” says Lukas.
The girls were very happy to hear this.
“What are you doing here, children?”
Turning around they found their mother looking at them.
“We want to do something special for the picnic” said Katka.
“But we are small and we don’t know what” replied also Maria. “We can’t cook or make cakes. And we don’t know how to arrange the tables.”
The woman smiled.
“Yes, dear.”
“Mother, why does the food always tastes better at the church picnic?” asked Maria.
“And the cakes are sweeter here and we have the best fun here” replied also Katka.
“Why was this day so special, mother? And the bread I had today, why was it so special? “ asked also Lukas.
The mother smiled again.
“We can speak about this tonight. Right now let’s do something special for the picnic. You can run on the little field behind the church and collect some wild beautiful flowers."
They seemed excited and ran behind the church happily. The field was full of tall green grass and wonderful multicolored flowers, yellow and blue small mountain flowers, delicious smelling, primroses red like blood, white and pink daffodils and perfumed lilies on the valley.  Lukas sat down in the middle of the field smelling the sweet air and letting the wind blow in his face.  The little girls ran around and started collecting the flowers.  The sun was shining warmly and brightly over the field and the children. The whole field was roaring with their laughter. Occupied with their play and with the hands full of flowers the kids didn’t even observe the beautiful young woman appearing from the woods. She was tall and slender with a beautiful oval shaped face. She was dressed in a long simple and yellow dress, the color of the grain in summer. Her hair was long and black falling in waves over her shoulder and almost touching the ground. Her only ornaments were her ruby red cherry earrings. In her arms she carried a large basket, empty, of the type you need to collect flowers or fruit. She stopped in front of the children.  White and blue big butterflies were flying around her.
“You are so beautiful” said Maria.
“You have such a nice dress and long black hair” said Katka
“Who are you?” asked also Lukas mesmerized.
The lady sat down on the green grass between the flowers and put down the basket in front of her.
“My name is Aster and I am the Summer Fairy. Every time the warm wind blows, the petals of the flowers are falling from the trees and fruits start to ripe I am coming to roam the land.”
It was quiet. The butterflies set down on the fairies dress and on her hands and the heads of the children.
“I heard you want to do something special for the church picnic. I have come here especially today to help you. I have a wonderful idea.”
Lukas and Maria and Katka, all three of them stood down and waited for her to speak.
“You will bring to the picnic this basket I am holding and you will fill it up with the sweetest, juiciest, ripest fruits in the whole world. You will pick them from my garden and orchard in my summer dominion.”
“Will you take us there, Summer Fairy?”
“I can’t do that! To enter my special garden and to pick my wonderful fruit you must be worthy of it. I will tell you what you have to do. There are three trials you have to pass, or three riddles, or three things you need to understand. First you will pass this forest, in the middle of it there is the border between your world and my summer land. In the forest awaits you your first trial. If you pass it, then you will come out of the forest on a very small and beautiful beach on the seashore. There you will have to answer to the riddle of the mermaids.  If you answer correctly, my mermaids will carry you on their backs to the other side of the sea. Over the sea an angel will be waiting for you and you will have to answer to the last question. After you gather the fruit from my forest you will find a large garden full of roses of all the colors of the world, with a smell that can put you to sleep. Do you understand, children?”
The kids nodded and the fairy gave them the basket. They took their farewells and they started for the forest. Lukas was in front, making way for the girls through the branches and the brambles. Maria and Katka were coming behind holding the basket, each one of them holding the handle with one small hand. The trip was easy, the air was fresh and fragrant, and the wind that was blowing in the leaves had a special charm. The birds were singing sweet songs, there was a sound of running water and from time to time they saw silver springs on the soft mossy ground. They walked for a long time until they started hearing the cracking of wood and a very old voice. In the middle of a small opening where the warm sun was penetrating between the trees, there was a small grandmother collecting old branches for firewood. Band over from old age and speaking to herself she managed to gather a small bundle of wood. Near her was a cart waiting to be filled. As the children got closer, the old woman looked at them and asked in sweet voice.
“Little children, it is so fortunate you came here. I am a very old woman and this work is so hard for me. Could you please help a granny collect some wood and put it in the carriage?”
Lukas and the girls looked with wide eyes over the empty carriage. There was so much work following and it would keep them from their trip for such a long time.
“Listen, old woman” said Lukas “we would really want to help you, but we are on an important mission and we do not have the time.”

The old lady had a sad and disappointed look on her face. Maria couldn’t bear this look.
“Lukas, this is not nice of us, we must stop and help. Isn’t it this we have learnt in the church? Helping people?”

Lukas stopped and agreed with his sister. So they all started collecting dry branches and loading them unto the cart. The work was hard and it took them a long time, but as children always do, they took it as a game and a competition as to who collects more. Once they were finished and the cart was full, the old lady suddenly transformed herself into a very beautiful young girl, with blond hair and blue eyes. She smiled to the children and spoke in the most crystal voice they ever heard.
“Lukas, Maria, Katka, you have passed the first test.”
“How do you know our names?” asked they surprised.
“I am the fairy of the forest. I have been waiting for you to see if you have enough compassion to help. This was your first trial and you have passed it. You are free now to pass my forest and enter our magic summer land. Continue on this small path, along these silver leaved trees, and they will lead you to the seashore.”
As she spoke the fairy go brighter and brighter, then transparent and then she disappeared like a dream or a ghost.
In the silence that followed the children looked at each other, then the girls picked the basket and started on the path. Lukas followed them without saying a word. As they walked along the silver trees, they felt as if the forest was different. The trees seemed to welcome them and they raised their branches to let them pass. Birds hidden between the leaves were singing weird melodious songs they never heard before. Squirrels and chipmunks were running around with nuts and little forest fruits and giving them to the children who felt already hungry. They ate a lunch of nuts and berries and refreshed themselves in a very fresh and cold silver spring.
Then they continue walking until they started seeing the blue water of the sea between the branches. They followed the track and came out on the sunny beach. The sea looked endless, the color of azure and the sun was sparkling on its surface. When a cloud covered the warm sun the sea became an emerald green color. The waves were crushing on the shore splashing with foam everywhere. The children took off their shoes and walked on the golden sand. It was such a wonderful feeling of the hot sand on their toes. Colored seashells were spread all around the beach and they started collecting them. From the warm water of the sea three mermaids come out. They all had beautiful long green hair and large blue eyes. In their hair they had shells and underwater orange and yellow flowers.
“Good morning, children” said the mermaids.”And welcome to our world. How do you like our beautiful beach?”
“Good morning, ladies” replied Lukas looking mesmerized at the handsome girls in the water. “Your beach and the sand the sun are so wonderful. It reminds me of vacation and the smell of the salty water is always pleasant.”

The little girls were running with naked feet on the wet sand and they let the warm water touch their toes. Their hair was blowing in the wind. Their eyes sparkled with happiness. When they got tired they sat on the sand and looked at the waves crashing on the shore. The mermaids gathered in front of the kids. It was very quiet now and they were all waiting for the riddle.
“Our question is a really hard one but an amazing one. What is the most beautiful prayer in the world?”
There was a very long silence. The children were thinking of all the prayers that they knew or ever heard.
“I have learnt so many nice prayers for my first communion, it is very hard for me to choose one” said Lukas thoughtfully.
“I always pray to my guardian angel” replied also Maria.
Katka was still thinking.
“There is one prayer that mother is saying over us when she puts us to sleep in the evening” she said finally.
“But we never hear what she says” Lukas put in.
“Yes”, Maria explained “she just whispers it”.
“But it sounds so beautiful” Katka defended her idea. “I think it is because she loves us.”
The mermaids laughed with happiness. They splashed with their tails and warm droplets of water reached the children.
“Little one, you understood it perfectly” the sea creatures said, “the most beautiful prayer in the world is the prayer said with love. It does not matter which prayer you say, it can be the simplest one, learnt by very small children, if you say it from the heart it is the most beautiful.”
Katka was happy and proud that she was able to guess the riddle even if she was the smallest of all three. The mermaids invited them to climb on their backs and they started swimming to the other shore. They swam for many hours and the kids go tired under the hot sun and slept. The sound of the water around them, the sweet warm breeze with the salty smell, the distant cry of the seagulls, everything was lulling them to sleep.
 When they woke up, they were on a very steep and stony shore. A very small and stony path was going up a green and high hill. They followed it and very soon were on the top with the roaring sea behind them and a huge rich forest in front of them. The trees of the forest were loaded with delicious smelling fruits: orange small apricots, perfumed peaches, ruby cherries and sour cherries. On the ground between the trees were bushes filled with forest fruits: raspberries and blueberries and blackberries and all kind of berries. Here and there were growing yellow and green or stripped melons. The children’s mouths watered and they wanted to run immediately and fill their basket. However in front of the line of trees an angel appeared. She was as if floating and not walking. She had long golden hair flowing on her back. Two beautiful long and white wings grew on her back and spread on both sides. Her voice was like music.
“Welcome, children, I am the keeper of the summer garden. Nobody can enter this place unless they can answer my riddle.”
They all came around the angel and listened attentively. She had sparkling stars in her hair and a ruby red heart drawn on her breast, her dress was white and her feet bear.
“My question for you, children, is simple. What is in your opinion the greatest power on earth?”
This time Lukas was prepared. He finally understood all he had learnt in his preparations for the First Communion.
“I think that love is the greatest thing on the Earth” he said.
The angel shined like a star on the night sky, her face lighted.
“Yes, Lukas, you understood it perfectly. Love is everything. Everything that you have done today was out of love. When you helped the old woman in the forest it was out of compassion - compassion is love. A mother’s prayer is beautiful because it is said with love. That is why the food is always better on the church picnic, because it is made with love. And the bread you ate today in Holly Communion is special because of the love and the sacrifice. “
She sparkled again and showed the children that they can enter the forest.
“Collect as many fruit you want, children, and then at the end of the forest you will find the rose garden. It is full of roses of all colors and shapes. The smell is overpowering, many people fall deeply asleep crossing it. You have to take care, children, when you go through it.”
They ran into the forest and started collecting the wonderfully smelling fruits. Lukas was helping them carry the heavy basket. The branches of the trees were lowering down as if the trees were magic and they wanted to offer the children their best fruit. When the basket was full, they started slowly to the end of the summer forest. As they got to the last line of the trees, the field of roses appeared in their view. Millions of roses were spreading in front of their eyes: ruby red roses, pink roses, white and orange roses, some in bloom, some barely opened, some still in buds, waiting to be opened. The kids halted.
“Are you scared, Lukas” asked the girls.
“I am”, he replied “but we must be courageous and face our fears. We will go through this together.”
So they entered the beautiful rose garden hand in hand. They couldn’t walk very fast since they had to carry the basket laden with fruit. The smell of the roses was delicious and sweet but so strong. They became soon very dizzy and tired. First Katka felt asleep, then Maria. Lukas struggled a little longer, but in the end he felt asleep also, near his sisters.
“Lukas, Maria, Katka, wake up, children, the picnic is ready, let’s go and eat!”
They opened their eyes and saw their mother looking at them. They were sleeping all three under a lime tree. Yellow flowers were falling over their heads and theirs smell was delicious. The girls jumped and put their arms around their mother’s neck, and told her the story of the Summer Fairy, the old lady in the woods, the mermaids and the angel. The mother smiled and listened with pleasure.
“That was a very nice dream you had, children “she said. “ Now let us go and eat. While we were busy with the preparations somebody brought a large basket of fruit. They are so beautiful and nobody knows who brought them.”
“It was not a dream, mother” replied Lukas.
“The Summer Fairy gave us the fruits” said also Maria.
“Grown-ups, they never understand anything” concluded Katka.
The mother stood down on the ground and hugged her three little children.
“Maybe I’ve seen too the same Summer Fairy a long, long time ago, maybe in a dream” the mother said thoughtfully. “After my first communion, on this same hill.”



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

My 7 rules for traveling

I never understood how much i love Bratislava until some people, that i care about very much, said bad things about it. They arrived in visit, and for the first few days i was with them, walking in the center, to cofee shops and lemonades, to the Aquapark in Senec. Then they wanted to the Blue Church so we went to the Holly Mass in the Blue Church. Then the 4th day i fell sick with tonsilitis and high fever. Being a public holiday i rushed to the emergency room where i was prescribed an antibiotic. Apparentlly i was alergic to it as i got a very violent alergic reaction. Back in the emergency room i received antihistamine shots, penciline and rest in bed for a week.
 My visitors, all the rest of theeir stay in Bratislava called me only one time to ask me if i am still sick. My husband offered to take them to a one day trip to Viena or Trnava or to Rusovce, they refused. I have already told them tens of places they could visit but they stayed only aorund the mall Eurovea. The day they left my beloved city they posted on the Facebook "Happy to finally leave this Bratislava". The words pierced me like a knife through the heart. For a minute i felt guilty. How many times have i wanted to show my friends just how wonderful Bratislava is and now i missed my chance just because i was sick.Then i realised it. I had no fault at all. It was not my fault i got sick. We tried everything to make them happy here and if they were not it was not my fault, or my husbands fault or the cities fault, it was theirs. They do not know how to enjoy the travel. 
While my husband mumbled nervously under his breath i felt no anger or need to curse, i felt a deep sadness for my Bratislava, i wanted to take her in my arms like a friend and tell her i am still here and i still love her. I understood then that i have become to love my adoptive city more then any other city, even my hometown.
My love for travel started many years ago when i was doing volunteer work in a student organization called BEST.  There i was helping in the organization of courses and trips and other events for students all over Europe. The volunteer work came also with the mockeries of many of my friends. They couldn't understand why i would waiste my time and energy for free. Why i would orgazine, present, convince students to apply, run, arrange things for them, make them feel good without gaining anything. Why i woud stay nights without sleep in order to clean after them or walk whole days as a guide without getting payed. They called me stupid, naive, they laughted behind my back. But in my heart i felt sad for them, because what i was gaining from this unpayed work was much more precious then anything they could have gained with money. The student life traveling and communicating with so many people from so many countries, seeing their cities, learning their culture, eating their food and hearing their stories opened a new door for me and in the course of my student years i learnt things that my friends could not understand then and some of them don't understand even now. I will dispose of some of this lessons now.

1. There is no such thing as a perfect vacation. There will always be something that you did not like. When organizing any course or trip there was always a summ of money put aside for unpredictable events and we would always spend it. The vacation will be as good as you are wiling to make it. Prepare yourself. I don't mean the lugguage and the money. Prepare yourself for the visit with heart and soul. Read about the places you are going to, about the country, the city, the lifestyle, the food, the places you can visit based on the things you like, ask questions and search for travelling blogs. What is the point of beeing in Rome if you don't know what you are supposed to visit in Rome. If you are going in an organized trip or with the travel agency listen to them and to their explanations and again ask questions.

2. Every country, every city and every place has beautiful things and ugly things. What you see is what you want to see. So try to see the beautiful in everything. In all my travels there were always some places that i did not like or things i did not like but i always tried to find something beautiful in them. I tried to remember the beautiful violet flowers twisting themselves around the white pillars in the entrance of the hotel and not that the room in the hotel was crappy. I tried to remember the cool night air on the terasse and the moon reflecting itself in the water of the pool and not the cleaning guy with a bucket trowing chlorine in it. I tried not to remember the small and stony and ugly beach, but how the water of the sea changed from azzure to emerald when the sun was covered by clouds. 

3. Discover. Look in the city for things and attractions that were not in the brochure or the internet, let yourself roam on the streets of the city and look at the building and architecture, the statues and everyting around you. Maybe you will find a small church hidded between buidings which you think it's amazing, maybe a statue or some small shop, maybe some cofee place or some view that simply takes you breath away.

4. Create memories, take the time to be amazed, do not rush and do not be scared to change your schedule. Sometimes you will need to give up on some attraction you wanted to see, sometimes you will find a new one. On my first trip, the first night i reached Athens the organizing students took us to eat at a taverna. On the road one of them stopped me: "Where are you rushing?  You see, here are the Akropolis." I turned my eyes up to the skyes and on the top of the hill between houses and trees i saw the majestic monument and it left me breathless. The organizer was right, where was i rushing? I took a moment to imprint it in my memory. Today when i think of Athens i remember that image, the night, the songs coming from the tavernas, the smell of the greek air in my nostrils, the historical monument on the night sky under the moon. 
Create memories, there are seconds that can became an eternity for you, and they will be more precious then all the photos and the souvenirs you took back with you. In my travels i managed to create a large bagage of this wonderful moments: the sweet sound of the water running in the fountains in the St. Peter's square, God Touching Adam and the silent reverence in the Sixtine Chapel, the blue water on the white marble statues on the Fontana di Trevi, the sand castle like Cathedral in Mallorca, the golden endless beaches in Greece, the umbelievable blue water and the white pebbles on the Navagio beach in Zakynthos or the impressive and breathtaking Blue Caves, the sun setting down and making the sky purple in the Temple of Sounio, the little St. Antonio church in Can Pastilla in front of which children came to play footbal every evening, the sound of the sea on the shore in the night while you hug your husband in your first vacation togheter.

5. Be open minded, be ready to try new things, try the local cuisine. What is the point of going to Rome if you do not try the pizza or the gelato, or going to Greecce and not trying the delicious meats and cheeses and pies and salads. I have never understood the people who live on MacDonals, Coca-cola, fries and supermarket food in their vacation. How can you understand the people if you do not try their food.

6. Do not complain all the way. Don't get me wrong, if you are getting bad service for the money then yes, complain. But i have seen tourists who complained non stop. That the food is not the same like in their country, that the sun is shining, that it is not shining, that the people are too loud or on the contrary too quiet. They do not like this, they do not like that, they can't wait to be home. Do us all a favour, stay home!

And last but not least the 7th lesson: respect. Respect the people you meet, their ways and their traditions, their food. Do not make fun of them and do not dissmiss them even if you do not like them. If you don't like something, it doesn't mean it's bad or ugly, it means only that you do not like it. The ruddest thing in the world is to talk bad about somebodies country, language, traditions, food. It is insuting and it hurts people. If you don't like it keep it to yoursef or express it in a way that is not insulting. Do not compare the country you visit, traditions and foods to yours or believe yours are superior, we are all different and we must all accept and understand each other. Do not be proud or ignorant.

As an endding i would say there is beauty and hapiness everywhere and in everything, it is only in our power to discover it.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

My 50 greatest places to visit

Have you ever seen thosse articles with the 100 places to visit before you die? I was always angry that i never got them all or i got very little. And then i was thinking of all the great places i visised and i was sad that they did not appear on these lists. So i decided to make my own list of impressive places i visited and recommend to visit.

1. The Sixtine Chapel
It doesn't need any presentation, it is one of the most beautiful places i have ever visited, the paitings are beathtaking and for a few moments i forgot myself in the beauty. I do not have pictures since it is not allowed to make pictures when visting.

2. Soller port and town
This small golf in Mallorca is excelent for a very quiet vacation with the family, and the trip there in the wooden train from Palma is amazing.

3. Vatican museums
This was for me like a dream come true, the whole collection of beautiful works of art, you can spen whole days just walking along the corridors and you will always find more to see

From Raphaels rooms

 Hall of maps

4. Colleseum
One of the symbols of Rome, a place of history and a symbol of all the people who died in the past in the name of entertainment

5. Catedral de Mallorca
One of my favourite churches in the world, except my Rusovce church. I always enjoy visting it, it looks like a sand castle and it is surrounded by so much sea and light.

6. Akropolis
I do not have pictures any more but the Akropolis were the first monumet i visited in my travels and it will always be close to my heart as Athens

7. Temple of Sounio
The most beautiful sunset in the world, people say it is Santorini however i didn't visit it yet so i can say without lying that Sounio is one of the most romantic places

8. Turkis market places in Bodrun and Marmaris
The turkish markets are famous and colorful and tasty

Markets in Marmaris

 Markets in Bodrun

9. Aegina island
Is the first island i visited durring a winter course with students all over Europe. It is very small island famous for it's pistacho, very delicious.

10. Navagio beach in Zakynthos
If you have seen the famous pictures of Navagio they are not photoshoped, it really looks like this, the white pebbles on the beach, the water of a blue unimaginable

11. Blue caves in Zakynthos island
Simply a masterpiece of nature

11. Brussel central square
The center of Brussel is absolutely impressive, the old buildings and the pubs around are a tourists dream

12. Bruge
Very small town in Belgium build arouna a beutiful canal, you can feel like in a small Venice

13. Knox and Ostende
Belgium sea side cities, very beautiful, kind of expensive and the water is really cold

14. Brno castle
The Brno castle was one of the first monuments i visited when arriving in Brno, it is impressive and beautiful, however there was missing the green spots around it

15. Palma aquarium
Amazingly beautiful and educational, good trip when you have small children, there is a huge tank where you feel like in the middle of the sea

16. Old Town Rhodos
Along the cobble stone streets you feel like in the middle ages, beautiful town and wonderful shops 

18. St. Peter's Square
Between the colonnades and in front of the Basilica i felt small but very very happy

19. Piazza dei Popoli
A very large and beautiful square in Rome, once the Porta Flaminia seems to be guarded by the Obelisk and the twin little churches: Santa Maria Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli

20. Fontana di Trevi
One of the most beautiful works of art i have ever seen, the white statues and the blue clear water, you can watch it for hours

21. Palma city center
Palm trees, shops, bars and restaurants, ice cream parlors, Palma is one of my favourite vacation locations, worth the trip

22. Athens
Athens was my first trip outside Romania, when i was in a student organization. What can i write about Athens, it is a real walk through history, pleasant, amazing

23. Kos windmills
A nice place to visit, it gives you a glimpse of life in the past on the greek islands

24. Sunset on the road between Achilleas hotel and Mastichari
A beautiful walk along the beach in Kos island, the hotel always ofered us a taxi to go to Mastichari but we always preffered the walk along the sea shore

25. Place of the collosus
It make you feel small to be in this pace and imagine how huge this statue of ancient time used to be andd how it was greeting the ships coming into port

26. Korfu old town
Beautiful large cobble stones streets and venecian buildings, sourvenir shops and elegant restaurants and coffe shops

27. Korfu citadel
The venecian  citadel on the hill facing thhe seas is the symbol of the Korfu island

28. Hainburg
A very small town at the border between Austria and Slovakia where there are a lot of shops and geen hills

29. Bruck an der Leitha
Dlightfull austrian small town full of od buildings and churches and a few traditional restaurants and coffee shops

30. Stalida Crete
Perfect place for vacation with the family, many restaurants, shops and hotels, wonderful warm sea, glden sand and a family nice atmosphere

31. Zante
The capitol city of Zakynthos, very small and simple, with a beautiful orhtodox cathedral and many white houses with blue shades

32. Marathonisi island
An emerald lost in the middle of the sea

33. Poseidon's face in stone
A miracle of nature, a sculpture done by the force of water

34. Sarande Albania
An elegant Albanian resort on the sea, a contrast between the luxurious hotels and the poor houses and cheap food

35. Kos town
Small, elegant and typically greek city with a wonderful port

36. Kos agora
The traditional greek market in al it's beauty, fresh beautiful fruits and vegetables, sea sponges, condiments, souvenirs

37. Asclepeion ruins
The wonderful ruins of the first medical school.

38. Viena Mariahilfestrasse
The busssiest street in Viena, where all th nice shops are and a nice place to walk

39. Viena Chrismtass markets
The famous and wonderful Christmass markets full of good food, boiled wine, toys and Christmass tree ornaments, presents and a lot of fun

40. Viena Prater
The famous Viena amusement park, a wonderful place to go with the whole family

41. Brno city center
For such a small city the Brno city center is very sweet and romantic

42. Veverif Castle and lake
The castle and the huge beautiful lake at the end of the Brno city

43. Louvain-la-Neuve
I visited it during my studies, it is the only city made only for student life.

44. Jupiler beer factory and Hoogarden
One of the most beautiful fatories i have ever seen, good beer and for the first time in my life i learnt to serve beer. Hoogarden is the famous white beer is made there, wonderful taste and a very old full of charm town.

45. Marmaris
Beautifu turkish location

46. Parndorf
The shopping heaven in the Austria.

47. Oswiecim
It is a very sad and sinister place, the town where the Auschwitz camp used to be.

48. Gyor
The first big hungarian town after from the border with Slovakia, old buildings and a wonderful city center.

49. Stephansplatz
The main square in Viena where the huge and beautiful cathedral is.

A wonderful turkish vacation location